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Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf

Detailed Kaikoura and Marlborough surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Kaikoura and Marlborough. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Kaikoura and Marlborough. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Kaikoura and Marlborough over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Kaikoura and Marlborough and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Forecast

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Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Kaikoura and Marlborough coastline are also listed below.

Kaikoura and Marlborough Photos

Kaikoura and Marlborough Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Kaikoura and Marlborough
KekerenguClarence riverMangamaunuAirport rights 1Airport rights 1Airport rights 1MangamaunuKekerenguKekerenguWhale watch reefClarence riverWaipapa bayMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuMangamaunuKekerengu
Rating2
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1
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
1.9

N
1.6

N
2.0

N
0.9

NE
1.2

W
0.2

SSW
0.1

SE
0.8

SSE
0.5

SSW
0.9

S
0.9

SSE
Period(s) (?)1010101010109666751396988
Energy(?)1006566686872682561583226968173425010494
Wind
(km/h)
5 E5
10 ENE10
10 N10
10 NNW10
5 WNW5
15 N15
5 NE5
20 NNE20
15 NNW15
5 E5
10 ENE10
10 NW10
25 SSW25
15 SSE15
10 SSE10
15 SE15
10 ESE10
10 E10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscrosscross-
off
glassoncross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
onon
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:20PM
1.33
3:45AM
1.27

3:59PM
1.38

4:17AM
1.40
4:38PM
1.44

5:01AM
1.43
5:23PM
1.55

5:49AM
1.57
6:17PM
1.57

6:41AM
1.61
6:58PM
1.47

Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:36PM
0.26
9:40AM
0.26

10:07PM
0.25
10:25AM
0.24

10:51PM
0.22
11:12AM
0.22

11:47PM
0.75
12:06PM
0.73

12:42AM
0.73


1:07AM
0.16
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
Summary
clearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrslight rainrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainmod. rainlight rain
Rain (mm)
-----------1231464
High °C
1818191719172321172325211510109910
Low °C
171818151914221915222317111099910
Chill °C (?)
1818191719172321172325211389789
Sunrise
6:24--6:20--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:18--
Sunset
-7:52--7:49--7:53--7:55--7:59--8:00-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.7

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

S
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.6

SSE
0.5

SSE
0.9

NE
0.3

SE
0.6

NE
0.4

NNE
0.2

NNE
0.8

SSE
0.5

SSW
0.9

S
0.9

SSE
Period (s)1010101010109996117666988
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

N
0.3

SSW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.2

SSE
0.3

SSE
0.1

SW
0.2

SSW
0.3

SSE
0.2

SSE
0.4

SW
0.2

SSW
0.1

SE
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
Period (s)5131413121311171688513917161514
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.9

NNW
0.1

NE
0.4

NE
0.3

N
0.3

N
0.4

NNW
0.8

NE
1.9

N
1.6

N
2.0

N
0.9

NE
1.2

W
0.7

SSW
1.1

S
0.8

S
0.7

SSE

-

-
Period (s)5533335666753565--


Kaikoura and Marlborough Surf Breaks

beach
point/Rivermouth
reef and point
point
point
beach and reef
beach
beach
beach
beach
beach and reef
beach